Assessment:  If Caffeine is your goal this coffee bean is for you. Robusta has twice the Caffeine & is considered “The Original Energy Drink”. With extremely light roasting this coffee bean will result in a nutty, toasted grain aroma and taste, which is commonly referred to as *white coffee beans.  Stands up well to milk.  A darker roasted version of this coffee bean can be used as an espresso base but will not be as good as the Brazilian Santos or the Sumatran Mandheling. The attraction here is the additional double caffeine boost.     Buy Now

Recommended Roast:  Extremely lightly roasted Robusta yields a nutty and toasted grain taste very different from well-roasted Arabica coffee. Roast is just at the stage where the coffee beans start to turn from yellow to light tan if you want the flavor noted above and what is referred to as *white coffee beans. 

*White coffee, a unique espresso beverage. In the nineties a unique coffee phenomenon surfaced in Seattle. In a time of fierce competition, carts and shops were eager to have something special to offer that others did not. One innovation was the high caffeine content White Coffee Espresso. This was the Red Bull of its day. It is made from Robusta coffee beans that have twice the caffeine of Arabica coffee beans.

About the Origin:  The origin of the name “Guatemala” is unclear, and several theories exist. “Guatemala” may mean “land of the trees” in the Maya–Toltec language.

Guatemala has had several capital cities since its conquest by Spain in 1519. Always the capital city was referred to as “Guatemala”. La Antigua Guatemala means the “Old Guatemala” and was the third capital. It was founded in 1527 as the seat of the Kingdom of Guatemala, which at that time encompassed most of Central America. It was one of the finest and richest cities colonized by Spain. Famous for its Spanish influenced Baroque architecture and old colonial churches it is now recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site.

It survived devastating earthquakes in 1541 and again in 1773 so the king of Spain approved moving the capital once again in 1776 to a new location where it is today and known as Guatemala City.